New Thailand narcotics laws focus on drug traffickers, not users

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Thailand is known for its zero-tolerance policy for those convicted of drugs charges.
But that approach has not been working and even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, narcotics trafficking in Thailand is set to reach new records in 2021.
However, a new narcotics bill with a different approach was passed in the Thai parliament this month.
It emphasises prevention and treatment for small-scale users instead of prison time - and includes tougher measures against organised crime.
Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok.

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